Accession Number:

ADA639853

Title:

Procyon Experiments Utilizing Foil-Fuse Opening Switches

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has applied the explosive magnetic flux compression generator FCG technology to the high-energy foil-implosion project, Trailmaster, to reach energy levels unattainable by other methods under current budget constraints. A required component for FCG systems is a power-conditioning stage that matches the slow risetime of the energy source with the fast-risetime requirements of the foil implosion load. Currently, the Trailmaster concept is based on a two-step process of combining an intermediate power compression stage with a plasma flow switch PFS that will deliver energy to an imploding foil on the order of 100 ns.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE